The gorgeous Lanikai Bath and Body line, located in Kailua, Hawaii, totally feeds my addiction to bath and body products. I may not make it to Hawaii very often…well, ok, not EVER…but I can always have that Hawaiian experience just by going to Lanikai’s online store and placing an order.
All of the products created by Lanikai come from the great Hawaiian outdoors. With fresh, beautiful ingredients like papaya, awapuhi, sea kelp, kukui and macadamia nut, every item is a one-way ticket to paradise. The BIZ received several fabulous items from their line, and here are just a few of my favorite Lanikai ways to get clean.
One of the most intriguing items from Lanikai is their Coconut Loofah Soap ($6.50). Since I am a total coconut fanatic, I was beyond thrilled to get this particular version. However, there are seven other loofah options available: Coco Lime Verbena, Gardenia, Lilikoi, Mango, Pikake, Pineapple, and Plumaria.
The Coconut Loofah Soap is one of the coolest soaps I have ever tried. Check it out, there is a vine-grown loofah sponge inside of the soap:
The loofah soaps are all handmade by Lanikai. In addition to the loofah, ingredients include vegetable glycerin and Hawaiian macadamia nut oil. It smells like fabulous natural coconut, and the soap is huge and incredibly long-lasting. It’s also fantastic exfoliation for your skin. It lathers up like a regular soap and scrubs away dirt and dead skin. I adore it, and am eager to try some of the other scents!
Another way to scrub yourself clean is with Lanikai Tahitian Gardenia Hawaiian Cane Sugar Body Scrub ($20). I have to admit, I not normally a big fan of body scrubs – I have sensitive skin and they are typically too rough for me (everyone say, ‘awww, poor baby!’). However, this is a scrub that works for me, and it will work for you fellow babies out there too.
This is a non-oily scrub made with Hawaiian cane sugar. It also has sweet almond, jojoba, coconut, and kukui nut oils. It’s fantastically moisturizing, and it very gently exfoliates skin without any irritation. Afterwards, my skin feels incredibly soft and smooth, but not greasy. And the scent? Oh my goodness, what a divine Tahitian gardenia fragrance that truly transports me to a tropical paradise.
And to keep the Tahitian Gardenia experience going, follow your exfoliating sugar scrub with the Lanikai Tahitian Gardenia Body Wash ($16). This body wash is gentle, made with all natural ingredients, and it cleanses without stripping the skin. It has white tea, chamomile, sunflower and kukui oils, and also has the same magical Tahitian Gardenia scent. I stand in my shower and just take a moment to inhale the fresh scent, and am instantly transported to a Hawaiian waterfall. It’s heavenly.
I have lots more to tell you about, but I didn’t want to overwhelm you with so many fantastic options all at once. I will be posting more reviews soon, but in the meantime, take a look at Lanikai’s online store and get your Hawaiian retreat started! - Lisa